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What is the definition or description of: Ligament laxity?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support and protect the joints in the body.
One of the ways ligaments do this is by restricting the range of motion a certain joint will have, thereby protecting them from injury. When ligaments are "lax", they do not restrict the range of motion of a joint putting the joint at increased risk of injury; for example a sprain of the ankle due to laxity.

In brief: See below

Ligaments are soft tissue structures that support and protect the joints in the body.
One of the ways ligaments do this is by restricting the range of motion a certain joint will have, thereby protecting them from injury. When ligaments are "lax", they do not restrict the range of motion of a joint putting the joint at increased risk of injury; for example a sprain of the ankle due to laxity.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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